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Name: SARANAC
Type: Tanker
Launched: 28/03/1918
Completed: 05/1918
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 863
Dimensions: 12070grt, 7341nrt, 530.5 x 66.3 x 41.8ft
Engines: Q4cyl (28.5, 41, 58 & 84 x 54ins), 793nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 140714
History:
05/1918 Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, Newcastle
25/06/1940 Sank
Comments: 1931: Cargo section renewed
25/06/1940: Sank after being shelled and torpedoed by U-Boat U51 in
48.24N - 15.05W on a voyage from Southampton to Aruba in ballast


Above photo taken during the cargo section renewal process